As you all must have guessed…. I am a doctor. Dr. Meenakshi Sauhta, Associate Director and Head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Max Hospitals Gurgaon.
This crown comes with a lot of responsibility and has been acquired after a lot of hard work and perseverance. Not that I ever thought I would be here one day but I guess I was doing something good and right for someone to see me here.
What do I do?
A lot of things…. The best of them being bringing bundles of joy to various families. I ensure the safe arrival of a tiny, tiny baby into this world. I help facilitate the miracle of birth and each time I hold a baby in my hands and see the smile on the face of the parents, I am on cloud nine. Almost 30,000 babies down the line I still feel the same joy I felt when I delivered a baby for the first time.
Besides this I also treat women for their gynaecological problems and help them take care of their health. I believe that a woman is the string that binds the family together and also the last one to look at her health. I try my best to ensure this string stays strong and healthy.
The other little people close to my heart are adolescent girls. Young and full of life these girls are bubbling with energy and rearing to go and need a gentle nudge in the right direction. I love interacting with them and teaching them to look after themselves. Sometimes I try to be the bridge between them and their mommies narrowing the generation gap. After all I have a 22 year old daughter who has taught me a lot of things I needed to know about little girls growing up.
My daughter the apple of my eye, my heart and soul and my little world is all grown up now and a doctor by profession and studying to be a gynaecologist like me which makes me think that I might have done something right in life to be an idol for my own daughter.
When I became a doctor 27 years ago times were different. This profession was not maligned the way it has been today. Doctors were good people and patients used to trust them. Somewhere down the line something changed. The doctor patient connect was broken and as the doctor came under the consumer protection act, things worsened.
I have seen the change and feel really bad about the way doctors are treated and written about these days. Through my blog I wish to show my readers life from the other side of a doctors desk. I want you to see, from the eyes of a doctor and feel the heart of a doctor, as he cruises through life and work.